The timing of my first vacation this summer could not have been more inconvenient in terms of blog posts: I missed not only my monthly yardage tally, but also my quarterly Stashdown post at the end of June. I’m only just now feeling ready to play catch up and talk about my results for the quarter.
Second and third quarter of the year are always rough for me; it’s when the weather starts to heat up, and I simultaneously stop knitting and start purchasing more yarn. Because buying more yarn will magically make me forget how disgustingly hot it is outside and inspire me to work at twice my usual pace. Or something. My numbers for Q2 are modest, but a step in the right direction. I managed to use/destash almost twice as much yarn as I brought in. And honestly, had one of my Indies not closed shop and a skein of another Indie I’ve been searching for gone up for sale, my amount in would have been much lower. I’m still chuffed with the result. I’ve made it halfway through 2014, and I’m still very much in the green. I’m hoping I can keep the momentum up through the end of the year and have my first ever year of actual stash reduction.
I’m still not counting hand spun yarn as stash out or in as of yet, so that has some impact on my stash size; these are just my numbers for commercial and hand dyed yarns. I think 2015 will be the first year that I count hand spun in with my numbers. I suspect that will be…enlightening. But yardage tracking always is.
Here’s to another quarter in the green! Time for Q3.